There is a high level of public anxiety and fear. This is understandable. One way to help ease the anxiety is to separate out pandemic theatre from true risks. A key part of #CovidPathForward will be to provide facts to keep the public safe, without inducing panic.

People can accept packages and go grocery shopping. Parks should remain open. You can talk to your neighbor out on the street if you keep a reasonably safe distance. Guidelines on masks should reflect that they complement and do not substitute for physical distancing, and that the risk of transmission outdoors in well-ventilated areas is much lower. To do this safely, continue to follow all of the steps in Personal Behavior Change.